Crop meaning

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Crop is defined as to cut, trim, bite or clip.

An example of crop is trimming a 4x6 photo to fit in a 3½x5 frame.

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A short haircut.
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Any agricultural product, growing or harvested, or collected, as wheat, cotton, fruit, honey, etc.
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The definition of a crop is agricultural produce, a group of something, a short whip or a pouch on a bird to store undigested food.

An example of crop is all the sunflowers a garden produces during a growing season.

An example of crop is the new group of students entering a school.

An example of crop is the whip used in horseback riding.

An example of crop is the enlarged pouch in a bird's gullet where the bird stores undigested food.

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A saclike enlargement of a bird's gullet or of a part of the digestive tract of earthworms and some insects, in which food is stored before digestion; craw.
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To remove sections, as along the edges, of (a photographic image) so as to improve the composition of the finished print.
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To remove parts of a digital image or physical photo to retain a smaller section of the original. Cropping a digital image is performed by a function in every image or photo editing program. It does not reduce the resolution; it removes part of the image. Cropping a physical photo means cutting part of it away.
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A plant, especially a cereal, grown to be harvested as food, livestock fodder, or fuel or for any other economic purpose.
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(archaic or dialect) The head of a flower, especially when picked; an ear of corn; the top branches of a tree.
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To feed on growing grasses and herbage.
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A group, cluster or collection of things occurring at the same time.

A crop of ideas.

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To plant, grow, or yield a crop.
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The yield of any product in one season or place.
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The act or result of cropping.
  • Hair cut close to the head.
  • This style of haircut.
  • An earmark on an animal, made by clipping.
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To cut off or bite off the tops or ends of.

Sheep crop grass.

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To bear a crop or crops.
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To plant or grow a crop.
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To feed by cropping grass, etc.; graze.
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Cut or designed to be shorter than usual at the bottom.

Crop tops expose the midriff; crop pants extend only to the calves.

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A pouchlike enlargement of a bird's gullet in which food is partially digested or stored for regurgitation to nestlings.
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A similar enlargement in the digestive tract of annelids and insects.
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The natural production for a specific year, particularly of plants.
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The lashing end of a whip.
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An entire short whip, especially as used in horse-riding; a riding crop.
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The act of cropping.
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A short haircut.
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(anatomy) A pouch-like part of the alimentary tract of some birds (some other animals), used to store food before digestion, or for regurgitation; a craw.
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(architecture) The foliate part of a finial.
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(mining) Tin ore prepared for smelting.
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(mining) Outcrop of a vein or seam at the surface.

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To remove the top end of something, especially a plant.
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To cut (especially hair or an animal's tail or ears) short.
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To remove the outer parts of a photograph or image in order to frame the subject better.
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(intransitive) To yield harvest.
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To cause to bear a crop.

To crop a field.

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A group, quantity, or supply appearing at one time.

A crop of new ideas.

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An earmark on an animal.
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A group or collection appearing together.

A new crop of students.

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The entire tanned hide of an animal.
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The handle or butt of a whip.
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A stick with a handle at one end and a thong or tab at the other, used to direct a horse in horseback riding.
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To grow or harvest as a crop.
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To cause crops to grow on or in.
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To cut (hair, the ears, etc.) short.
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To cut short the ears, hair, etc. of.
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crop out
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  • To appear at the surface, as a rock formation at the earth's surface; outcrop.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of crop

  • Middle English from Old English cropp ear of grain

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English crop, croppe, from Old English crop, cropp, croppa (“the head or top of a plant, a sprout or herb, a bunch or cluster of flowers, an ear of corn, the craw of a bird, a kidney”), from Proto-Germanic *kruppaz (“body, trunk, crop”), from Proto-Indo-European *grewb- (“to warp, bend, crawl”). Cognate with Dutch krop (“crop”), Low German Krop (“a swelling on the neck, the craw, maw”), German Kropf (“the craw, ear of grain, head of lettuce or cabbage”), Swedish kropp (“body, trunk”), Icelandic kroppur (“a hunch on the body”). Related to crap and group.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English croppen (“to cut, pluck and eat”), from Old English *croppian. Cognate with Scots crap (“to crop”), Dutch kroppen (“to cram, digest”), Low German kröppen (“to cut, crop, stuff the craw”), German kröpfen (“to crop”), Icelandic kroppa (“to cut, crop, pick”). Literally, to take off the crop (top, head, ear) of a plant. See Etymology 1.

    From Wiktionary